Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ben Macdui and the Anson Crash

Today I am off to the Cairngorms and hoping to enjoy the fine weather forecast. I hope to visit the Avro Anson Crash very near the summit of Ben Macdui which has a memorial to the crew who all died … Continue reading

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Strathconon – Definately A glen for all Seasons.

Strathconon is certainly a ‘Glen For All Seasons‘. This neglected glen is a wonderful place to be and only  a few miles from Inverness it can be neglected as the better known glens for mountaineers hide the Munros, Strathfarrar, Cannich, Affric … Continue reading

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Tales from the Bothy – The East to West Of Scotland winter 1978.

The photo above is of myself Jim Morning and Terry Moore during a Walk across Scotland in November 1978 just before some big snows came, blocking the A9 and making life very difficult on the hill. The previous year we … Continue reading

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Summer 2012: Sandy Allan, Rick Allen the 1st ascent of Nanga Parbat via the Mazeno Ridge.

I am sorry but I missed this as I have been so busy, this successful expedition by two local Scots in the  Summer 2012: Sandy Allan, Rick Allen and Cathy O’Dowd attempted the 1st ascent of Nanga Parbat via the … Continue reading

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Farewell Kinloss MRT – welcome Lossiemouth MRT.

There was a wee gathering last night to celebrate a unique history of Mountain Rescue that very few if any others Mountain Rescue Team can match. When you looked around and consider the amount of footsteps that have been taken … Continue reading

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RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue – Thanks for the memories!

Above is a pie-chart of RAF KINLOSS Call -outs  1944 -2012. So many years of saving lives! Call – outs total of  1070 – rescued 1888 over the years. A unique history of some of Scotland’s incredible rescues from the past to the present … Continue reading

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Catching up after three days at Carrbridge in the Cairngorms.

Today more great weather on Meall A’ Bhuachaille a grand hill overlooking the North side of Loch Morlich with some of the best views in the  Cairngorms. It was a short day but this is a fantastic few hours on … Continue reading

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RAF Kinloss MRT 1980’S -1990’s

RAF Kinloss MRT  a few of the call-outs during this period. 1980 – 17 August – RAF Kinloss – Nimrod Crash – OIC MRT Navigator, survived 1981- 31 December -Cairngorms Hells Lum – Cragfast climber on Escalator. 1982 – 7-9 December – … Continue reading

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The Jaguar Crash on Ben Lui November 1979

The RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team and the other RAF teams are there to recover aircrew from crashed aircraft and also work with the  Air Investigation Board AIB after an incident at times this can be on steep and difficult ground. At … Continue reading

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The Great Blizzards of 1978.

I was posted on promotion to RAF Buchan near Buchan at the time of the great Blizzards of January 1978. I was on the hill in the Mamores near Fort William as Ray Sefton the Team Leader let me come out with … Continue reading

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